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The Addicted brain [eVideo - Films on Demand]

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Infobase.; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2005], ©1987.
Series: Brain (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This documentary takes viewers on a tour of the world's most prolific manufacturer and user of drugs-the human brain. The biochemistry of the brain is responsible for joggers' highs, for the compulsion of some people to seek thrills, for certain kinds of obsessive-compulsive behavior, even for the drive to achieve power and dominance. The program explores developments in the biochemistry of addiction and addictive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Videorecording
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.), 1987
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Infobase.; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
OCLC Number: 1022234552
Notes: Films on Demand eVideo.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on May 12, 2005.
Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Target Audience: 11 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (26 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Contents: Chemicals Comprise Everything (1:59) --
Disrupting Balance in the Brain (3:11) --
Runner's High (2:17) --
Getting Hooked (2:55) --
Monitoring Brain Activity: PET Scan (3:04) --
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (1:45) --
Serotonin: Messenger Molecule (3:23) --
Endorphins and Opiates (6:00)
Series Title: Brain (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.).

Abstract:

This documentary takes viewers on a tour of the world's most prolific manufacturer and user of drugs-the human brain. The biochemistry of the brain is responsible for joggers' highs, for the compulsion of some people to seek thrills, for certain kinds of obsessive-compulsive behavior, even for the drive to achieve power and dominance. The program explores developments in the biochemistry of addiction and addictive behavior.

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